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Debian: 'mutt' buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian Joost Pol found a buffer overflow in the address handling code ofmutt (a popular mail user agent). Even though this is a one byteoverflow this is exploitable.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-096-1                                  Wichert Akkerman
January  2, 2002

Package        : mutt
Problem type   : buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no

Joost Pol found a buffer overflow in the address handling code of
mutt (a popular mail user agent). Even though this is a one byte
overflow this is exploitable.

This has been fixed upstream in version and 1.3.25. The
relevant patch has been added to version 1.2.5-5 of the Debian

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
  At this moment packages for sparc are not yet available.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 04f7c13c3bf6a1d4fcb4bf1a594522a1
      MD5 checksum: 0ba73a6dd8029339329c27b56087ebce
      MD5 checksum: 0ba5367059abdd55daceb82dce6be42f

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: b206557565607833551219ff67737cd4

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 57c0c2602c3bfde3f459f01515432eac

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: d72fa58b0914762674648a68d410b4b9

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 266c451cee06693e7f40917b0465981a

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: aec60dae6148ac9da29c111e70ea77b0

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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